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Olympus also has an app that lets you turn compatible OM-D cameras into webcams

By Ng Chong Seng - on 6 Jul 2020, 8:03am

Olympus also has an app that lets you turn compatible OM-D cameras into webcams

Olympus OM-D E-M1X. (Image: Olympus.)

After Canon and Fujifilm, Olympus has now also released a utility to let owners of compatible cameras turn them into webcams for video streaming.

Called the Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta, this is currently a Windows-only app and only supports Olympus cameras that can stream a clean HDMI output (i.e., without all the camera info overlays). The cameras are:

Like Canon’s and Fujifilm’s offerings, getting this to work is simply a matter of installing the software, connecting the camera to the PC and selecting the USB tether icon, and choosing the OM-D Webcam Beta as the source in the web conferencing app. OBS, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and more have been tested to work with the software.

Just two weeks ago, Olympus announced that it'll be selling its camera business to an investment fund.

Source: Olympus.